As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, it’s time to make our homes a warm and cosy retreat from the winter weather outside. You don’t need to have a log fire and permanent central heating to make your house a snug one! No matter the size of your home, these few tips and tricks will help transform it into a sanctuary from the cold.
Add style and comfort to your home by layering up your sofa and chairs with throws and blankets. Faux fur, wool and chenille are all great options for the colder months, and are perfect for snuggling into after a long day's work. Plaid and natural fibre throws are great for channeling a more rustic look, whereas faux fur is perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your room.
Layer up different sizes of cushions for a sumptuous and cosy feel to your home, whether this is on your bed or on your sofa and chairs. You could even experiment with large floor cushions placed around your sofa and seating areas. Try mixing different textures to add depth to the look, and replace old cushion inners with luxurious duck feathers.
Is there anything as comforting as a bowl of steaming soup or a mug of rich, hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night? Stock up on these for those days when you want to feel cosy and warm, snuggled in your pyjamas with a great film and a crackling fire.
A few fairy lights draped over a mantelpiece or hung over a mirror can instantly make your home magical, cosy and atmospheric. Try battery-operated lights, which will allow you to place them anywhere you’d like. Choose from traditional LED lights to fun options such as roses, geometrics and even dinosaur-shaped lights. You can also get creative by filling empty lanterns or bowls with the lights, giving your fireplace or table an enchanting glow.
Few things transform a space as effectively as a few lit candles. Their soft, flickering glow creates a warm and cosy ambience, perfect for cold winter nights. Dot a few tealights around your fireplace or coffee table, or create a more dramatic look with some floor lanterns placed around the room. Scented candles evoke nostalgic memories and add to the atmosphere; some ideas for winter candles include cinnamon, orange, clove, pine or any spicy scent.
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